Register to vote

Individual electoral registration

Registering to vote keeps your credit referencing up to date as well as ensuring you will be able to vote if another snap general election is called. If you are already registered to vote, you do not need to do so again.

Register to vote ( website)

You need to provide your date of birth and National Insurance number. The easiest place to find your National Insurance number is on official paperwork such as your National Insurance card, payslips or letters from the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) or HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC). If you can't find it, you can use the HMRC enquiry service (

For further information on voter registration please read our FAQ's (PDF).


Local Council Elections - 2 May 2019 

The deadline to register to vote in the Local Council Elections on 2 May 2019 is midnight Friday 12 April 2019. After Monday 23 April, in certain circumstances, where you have an emergency that means you cannot go to the polling station in person, you can apply for an emergency proxy up to 5pm on the day of the poll.

Emergency proxy for a disability (PDF)

Emergency Proxy for Occupation, Service or Employment (PDF)


European Elections for the South East Region 23 May 2019

For the election of Members of the European Parliament on 23 May 2019 the deadline to register to vote is midnight Tuesday 7 May 2019.


Data Protection

  • We will only use the information you give us for electoral purposes.
  • We will look after personal information securely and we will follow the Data Protection Act 1998.
  • We will not give personal information about you and the other people in your household to anyone else or another organisation unless we have to by law.

Reigate and Banstead Borough Council has now published its privacy notice.

Postal and Proxy voting

If you are not able to vote in person you can apply for a postal or proxy vote.

Apply for a postal or proxy vote 

Why vote?